Key Stage 4
At St Paul’s your daughter will study the Cambridge Nationals Level 1/2 in Health and Social Care.
Vocational courses are not an inferior option–they are a viable alternative; as hard, but in a different way. They link to a personal passion/ calling and personal skills and attributes.
This is a highly valued qualification, equivalent to 1 GCSE which will lead to employment, apprenticeships or study at university on excellent courses.
Your daughter will be assessed over the 2 years as follows through 2 mandatory units and 2 optional units chosen by the course teachers to meet the needs of the students.
They will be assessed through a 25% EXAM and 75% COURSEWORK.
MANDATORY unit R021: Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings
(1 HOUR EXAM 25%)
MANDATORY unit R022: Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years settings
OPTIONAL: R023: Understanding three major body systems: respiratory, digestive and cardiovascular.
OPTIONAL unit - R031: Using basic first aid procedures
What the Grades Mean
|Grade||Alpha Equivalent||Numerical Equivalent|
7 (high M)
6 (low M)
MANDATORY R021: Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings
(1 HOUR EXAM, 60 possible marks: 25%)
Many individuals who use services often feel vulnerable and are lacking in confidence. If staff are friendly in their approach, apply the values of good care and are supportive, as well as following the accepted procedures, those using the service will feel respected and assured that all is being done to promote their health and well-being.
Studying this unit will enable the learner to understand how this is achieved.
The unit will prepare learners for the work place, enabling them to gain an understanding of how the values of care should be applied and how maintaining the rights of individuals will enable them to feel valued.
MANDATORY R022: Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years settings
Through this unit learners will gain an understanding of:
- the different types of communication, the importance of good communication
- the factors that influence effective communication
- Ways to overcome barriers
- Understand the qualities that contribute to effective practical care.
These are transferable skills that can be used in everyday life. Being able to communicate effectively and to employ personal qualities to relate to others can influence every aspect of a person’s life, providing a key foundation on which to grow.
OPTIONAL: R023: Understanding three major body systems: respiratory, digestive and cardiovascular (COURSEWORK 25%)
This unit aims to develop pupil knowledge and understanding of the importance of the three key systems, their structure, function and main disorders that can affect the individual within health, social care and early years settings. Pupils learn how to and carry out measurements for, and interpret data obtained from, various relevant body functions.
OPTIONAL R031: Using basic first aid procedures (COURSEWORK 25%)
In an EMRGENCY situation, would you know what to do?
Sometimes a qualified first aider in not available, so it is useful for everyone to be aware of the standard response procedures that should be followed to protect casualties, yourself and others.
In this unit you will:
-Gain basic knowledge of first aid procedures
-Learn how to carry out basic first aid procedures for a range of injuries
-Assess the scene of an accident through role play
-How to give important information to emergency services
Studying this unit does not make you a qualified first aider, but will develop your confidence and knowledge and understanding should you ever experience witnessing an emergency situation.